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The guide on how to get palm oil right

Palm oil is an essential ingredient for cosmetics and personal care players, and if it’s sourced sustainably, it’s hard to beat both in terms of carbon footprint and efficacy.

The guide on how to get palm oil right

How the search for sustainable palm oil took one supplier to Ecuador

Cosmetics Design recently spoke to Gay Timmons, the founder of ingredient supplier Oh Oh Organic, to find out about how her quest to find sustainable and ethically produced palm oil took her to the South American country of Ecuador.

Global plantation company commits to fully traceable palm oil

With sustainable palm oil a hot topic for the beauty industry, companies are mobilising to meet demand for full traceability, with Golden Agri-Resources (GAR) having just committed to achieve a fully traceable supply chain within the next four years.

Henkel and BASF collaborate to make Indonesia palm production more viable

Targeting the fact that 40% of the world's palm oil is produced by small- to medium sized farmers, BASF and Henkel have collaborated with development organisation Solidaridad to help make this sector more efficient and sustainable in Indonesia.

Greenpeace scorecard rates personal care corporations poorly

Johnson & Johnson, P&G, Unilever, and Colgate-Palmolive all received unfavorable assessments from the environmental NGO for their palm oil supply chain practices.

Palm-free ingredient portfolio stands out at in-cosmetics

Inolex, a Pennsylvania-based personal care ingredient company, is launching a new collection of ingredients at this week’s show in Paris, France, and seeing a terrific industry response to its alternatives to palm oil.

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